Band News (week of 3/25-3/31)

Hey Falcons! Please see below from Mr. Bond's email for the week of Monday (3/25) through Sunday (3/31)...


Please come and check out the winter guard and indoor drum line performances this weekend. The A Guard will perform at 11:27 am with this performance determining whether they will advance to the TCGC circuit championships the next weekend. The JV Guard will perform at 7:41 pm with this being their final performance of the year and will determine the class champion. Tickets are $15.

The OTHS Indoor Drum Line will perform tomorrow at Morton Ranch High School at 3:54 pm. Tickets are $10 and this is your last chance to see this awesome group before championships in a couple of weeks!

Pre-UIL Concert

The OTHS and TJH performing concert bands will play in a Pre-UIL concert next Tuesday beginning at 5:30 pm. Please come out and support our student musicians as they prepare for the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in April. Here is the schedule:

5:30 pm – OTHS Concert Band 1

6:00 pm – OTHS Symphonic Band

6:30 pm – OTHS Wind Symphony

7:15 pm – TJH Lyric Winds

7:45 pm – TJH Concert Winds

8:15 pm – TJH Symphonic Winds

Winter Guard Championships

The Open Guard and A Guard (if they qualify tomorrow) will perform in the TCGC Circuit Championships next Saturday, March 30 at Reed Arena in College Station. We will send out more information regarding times once the schedule has been finalized.

Crawfish Concert Tickets

We will having a crawfish boil on Friday, April 5 from 7-10 pm in the OTHS Main Commons! Come listen to the great OTHS jazz bands and SoundFX plus the WCJH jazz bands and eat some crawfish! Here are your ticket options for the evening:

Crawfish Dinner (3 lbs. w/ sides, drink and dessert) - $25

Shrimp Dinner (1 lb. w/ sides, drink and dessert) - $25

Vegetable Dinner (sides, drink and dessert) - $20

Dessert Only - $15

To buy your tickets, please go click on the link below. All dinner tickets must be purchase by 3/29 and dessert tickets must be purchased by 4/5. Hope to see you there!

Student Leader Auditions

Student leader audition packets were distributed to students yesterday in classes. All students are welcome to audition and must complete all audition requirements by April 11. Please consider all of the responsibilities that come along with being a student leader when making the decision to apply.

Senior Pictures

Seniors! It’s almost time for the end of the year slide show and we need pictures of you! Find 3-5 pictures you would like in the slide show and please find some that span your entire life (1 baby picture, 1 kid picture, 1 awkward middle school picture and 1-2 high school pictures). The more embarrassing the better, but please keep it clean. You can forward these to Jennifer Williams at

Make Up Pictures

If you did not take your composite picture back in February, you will need to do so in class on Tuesday. You will have the opportunity to buy pictures as well at this time.

Summer Band/Fall Schedule

The fall rehearsal schedule has been entered into Charms. This takes us through marching season. I have not been given permission to release the football calendar, but as soon as I am I will post those dates in Charms as well.

Also in the calendar are all of the SAT and ACT dates for the year. Please look at the Charms calendar when planning when to take these tests. If it says don’t take the test that day, it means we have another event that is required for our band members.

As always, please refer to this calendar when making any sort of appointments or plans. It is extremely important for every member to be at every rehearsal.

Flag Display

After our performance in Hawaii we received an American Flag that was flown on the Battleship Missouri plus a certificate that I would like to display in the front of the school. If anyone is interested in helping to build a display case for this, please let me know.

Have a great weekend!

Stephen Bond